Selma woman seriously injured in Hwy. 199 wreck

GRANTS PASS — A Selma woman had to be extricated from her car following a three-vehicle crash Monday morning outside of Grants Pass that closed Highway 199 for 90 minutes, authorities said.

Gisa Hertler, 37, of Selma, was seriously injured in the 9:50 a.m. wreck and was taken by ambulance to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford, where she was listed Monday evening in fair condition, authorities said.

Hertler was driving a 1999 Volvo station wagon north on Highway 199 when a 2005 Toyota Camry driven by 91-year-old Ernest Klein of Grants Pass pulled out of Fish Hatchery Road and into the Volvo's path, according to the Oregon State Police.

Hertler's car collided with Klein's car, sending Hertler's car hurtling into the southbound lane were it was struck head-on by a semi truck driven by Peter Daza, 63, of Florida, the OSP said.

All three drivers were wearing safety restraints, police said.

Klein suffered an unspecified minor injury that did not require transportation to a hospital, the OSP said.

Daza was uninjured, police said.

The highway was closed as emergency crews responded to the accident as well as the OSP's on-scene investigation, police said.

The investigation was continuing, the OSP said.


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